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Soldenwagner 1 Aaron Soldenwagner Carrie A . Kemmett ENGL 1110 – 080 22 September 2010 Rhetorical Analysis Ruth Streeter’s article “The Debate on Lowering the Drinking Age” was first presented February 22, 2009 on the news show 60 Minutes. In this article Streeter presents reasons as to why lowering the drinking age to 18 would be a good idea and tries to convince as well. Pathos, ethos and logos are techniques that Streeter uses to write an article that successfully presents a very strong argument to convince readers that may not support the lower drinking age of changing their minds. Streeter begins the article using ethos in which he presents that “100 college presidents - including the heads of Dartmouth, Virginia Tech and Duke, signed a declaration stating that the 21 drinking age was not working”. This immediately appeals to a person as they realize that these are authoritative figures that deal with drinking on an almost daily basis. This is an excellent way to cause the reader to think about his or her stand on lowering the drinking age by using authoritative figures. People recognize and
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